Sir Richard Hotham''s house which he built in 1792, stands as reminder of someone who long ago saw the potential of Bognor Regis because if its location and built on it. The original house is now privately owned and can be seen in Hotham Park. Located just five minutes walk from the town centre and 2 minutes from the beach, Hotham Park in 2008/9 underwent a £2.2 million restoration project to improve facilities. Further work is ongoing.
Regular music and other events take place at the bandstand within the grounds during the summer months. The Hotham Park country fair and the Southdowns music festival in August are a must visit. There is also a miniature railway which runs through the park for all ages to ride on.
Other facilities at Hotham Park Include:
- Boating lake
- Mediterranean and tropical gardens with specimen trees from around the world.
- Restaurant Café
- Children''s play area
- An 18 hole putting green as well separate crazy golf course.
- Pay and display car park
There is no admission fee to the park itself, and only small charges for use of the concessionary facilities such as the miniature railway, boating lake, and golf etc. Hotham Park is a great place for all the family.